SBWC to Train Women-Led Startups to Apply for High-Stakes Pearl Quest Fundraising Event at Expo 2020 Dubai

  • The entrepreneurial training program in collaboration with PwC Academy is mandatory
  • Registration is now open and will close on December 31, 2021

Sharjah – The Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement, is calling on its members to seize a golden opportunity to secure funding for their unique ideas by participating in SBWC Pearl Quest, one of the largest funds which will be open to women founders and entrepreneurs in the UAE.

SBWC is collaborating with PwC Academy to organize a female entrepreneurship training program for its members wishing to win a substantial presentation fund which will be up for grabs during the SBWC Pearl Quest stage at Expo 2020 Dubai on February 8, 2022.

SBWC Pearl Quest is one of the most high-profile and intense pitch events for entrepreneurs and founders seeking funding in the UAE. It aligns with SBWC’s commitment to providing a wide range of services to its members, including the right training, mentoring and funding as well as a platform to showcase their ideas.

Exclusively for SBWC members

Candidates must be members of the SBWC. Non-members must apply for membership. SBWC members who enroll in the Women’s Entrepreneurship Education Program will have a unique chance to pitch their unique ideas to a distinguished panel of judges, who will be joined by a renowned venture capitalist. Fees are applicable when registering for the training program.

Only startups based in the United Arab Emirates, founded or co-founded by a female entrepreneur, and not operating for less than a year, are eligible to enter the competition.

Those wishing to enter the contest can register to become a member by downloading the SBWC mobile app. For more information and details contact: [email protected] or M: 0551237292.

Seed funding

Pearl Quest pitch winners will be determined based on the originality of the idea; its positive and sustainable social and environmental impact; and its functionality and ease of implementation.

The highlight of the event will be instant funding for the top three winning ideas.

Mariam Bin Al Shaikh, Director of SBWC, said, “SBWC has played an important role in promoting female entrepreneurial talent in the UAE. We are now taking it to the next level by enabling them to apply for substantial funding for their ideas through the Pearl Quest event we are hosting at Expo 2020 Dubai. It is in line with SBWC’s goal to empower women business owners and entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions and goals and advance their entry into targeted industries as well.

She added: “We encourage female entrepreneurs to take up this opportunity by registering as a member of the SBWC and joining the female entrepreneurship training program organized in collaboration with PwC Academy. This is a golden opportunity that will provide plenty of chances for selected entrepreneurs to engage with talented peers and pitch their ideas to an audience of potential investors. They will also be able to make themselves known by participating in this pitch competition.

“In addition to Pearl Quest, SBWC will offer new members a variety of activities throughout the year that will be aligned with SBWC’s mission and vision. Our holistic approach to helping women-owned and led businesses and startups is to help them through the process of building their business and forging partnerships with government as well as private entities in the UAE and around the world. ‘foreigner. We also offer them valuable commercial visibility at various local and international events,” she concluded.

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